RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
8/30/19 11:31 p.m.

Ex-MOD and RAF, 101 Forward Control GS Rapier Missile carrier, RHD, FFW, 24V, full time all wheel drive with center diff lock and somewhat rare PTO driven winch.

The largest British "Roadster" I have ever owned. wink

Runs but I'm doing some brake work as it has sat a long time.

My new hunting and camping rig. I want to keep it as stock appearing as possible so no major modifications are planned.

Cots, portable stove, and propane/electric refrigerator are about all I expect to need.

I will also modify a canvas top (Tilt) to include a larger window on the left side for better vision on left turns.

More pics at my Garage.

 

Cooter
Cooter UltraDork
8/30/19 11:32 p.m.

I'm all in on this one.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
8/30/19 11:35 p.m.

101s are AWESOME.

paul_s0
paul_s0 Reader
8/31/19 7:29 a.m.

Excellent, I love 101s yes

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
9/2/19 11:57 a.m.

Original failure prone Plastic brake reservoirs have been replaced with new aluminum parts.

MC's and front brake cylinders are done, front brake shoes replaced.

Hoping to get the rear done today.

preach
preach New Reader
9/2/19 4:01 p.m.

Very cool!

noddaz
noddaz SuperDork
9/2/19 6:04 p.m.

That is bloody fantastic!

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
9/2/19 11:04 p.m.

Got the brakes back together, in the rain.

Hey, it is an English car!

Now just need to find a helper to bleed them.

If the clutch is not stuck it should be a driver this week. 

Ottawa
Ottawa Reader
9/3/19 1:15 p.m.

I agree with Keith, 101s are AWESOME.

Especially Vampires, but any 101 will do.

I need a lot more pics and details. Where was it for sale, how much did you pay, etc.

 

 

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
9/3/19 10:56 p.m.

Sale?

No, a gift from a friend. And will never be for sale, partly as that was a condition of the gift. (Unless he dies first, we are both 64 YO)

He had three of them and is keeping the ambulance version.

If you've seen a very shiny green GS for sale recently, that one used to be his too.

Like every "Free" vehicle I've ever had this one is a bit of a money pit for now. frown

Sat a long time and I've had to replace the entire brake system.

Today I began removing the rag top, as it is pretty much a rag. 

Going to make a short tilt (Cab top) for it. Canvas for now, hopefully a tropical roof later.

Got my VIN inspection this morning so hopefully I am close to a title and registration.

Oh, and since I began to remove the canvas it rained all afternoon. surprise

 

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
9/4/19 11:31 p.m.

 

So here it is with the ragged canvas and FFW ground-plane removed.

Still need to bleed the brakes but I did get the papers filed with the court to hopefully end up with a title soon. 

Debating taking off the hood sticks as I'm not sure if I should just put the "better" used canvas on or not.

For now I have a cheap tarp covering the cab area as we are in thunder storm season here.

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